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Sam Linton

Sam Linton

Sam brings more than 30 years’ business development and organisational acumen to managing Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme.

With experience at executive level and across a variety of banking industry disciplines, Sam has adapted his commercial knowledge and ability garnered at RBS and Lloyds TSB to the voluntary sector to help CashBack-supported organisations dramatically develop efficiency, capacity and impact.

His experience in relationship building and managing multiple projects simultaneously has helped to foster a fruitful collaborative environment within the programme – contributing to its continued success in investing in Scotland’s young people and tackling inequalities.

sam@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities
29.11.2019

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Community is an old and deeply human idea. It is about sharing; people sharing experiences, sharing places and sharing hopes. We gain a sense of community early in our lives. For children, playing is intrinsically linked to a burgeoning sense of belonging to a bigger group of people

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Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families
20.11.2019

Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Inspiring Scotland exists to address poverty and disadvantage. The role of Play Rangers, our community play programme, in this work isn’t self-evident. Yet giving children the opportunity to play outside, in their own neighbourhood, can reveal the damaging effects and true extent of child poverty in Scotland and

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People are at the heart of sustainable charities
19.11.2019

People are at the heart of sustainable charities

All charities have the people they serve at the heart of everything they do, writes Performance Advisor Kirsty Gilchrist. It is a core principle of our sector. But people are also at the heart of how they do it. Without the energy, compassion and expertise of staff, charities could not do the extraordinary work they

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